Strong Winds Leave Tens of Thousands of Texans Without Power

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ABC 13’s weather report for the Houston area this past weekend said that winds were expected to reach 50 miles per hour, and Mother Nature come through on their claims. The city even experienced loss of electricity when power lines were blown down.

“More than 35,000 people were without power, according to the CenterPoint Energy website around 11:50 a.m., but that number was down to around 15,000 at 3 p.m.” ABC 13 writes.

Click2Houston points out that power lines weren’t the only thing to be rendered helpless. The winds ripped older trees from the ground and blew fences onto their sides. A Sugar Land resident even caught a video of traffic lights dancing wildly in the wind until they broke off from their wires and missed a car below only by a few feet.

Brandon de Hoyos tweeted that the lights flickered on and off at the Lakewood Church on Sunday morning, but the service and the rest of Houston kept on with their daily routine. Even though Houstonians know to look out for Mother Nature’s wrath, they also know how to get through the rough and weird weather that’s thrown at them throughout the year.